In the live tape NDR.de will also inform you today – on Monday 16 May 2022 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Hamburg.
The basics in a nutshell:
- Hamburg: The end of the compulsory examination for all students
- EU relaxes mask-wearing rules at airports
- New confirmed infections in the north: 82 in Schleswig-Holstein, 849 in Hamburg, no figures Lower Saxony mentioned
- RKI: 2,305 new infections nationwide – infection at 439.2
Tables and graphs: This is how the vaccination campaign works in the North
Map: New infections in northern German provinces
MV: The status of reservations for public holidays is approaching pre-Corona level
The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tourism industry is optimistic about business on Ascension Day and the Pentecost holiday. “We’re assuming we’ll have about 300,000 guests in the state on weekends,” said Tobias Witttendorf, managing director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourism Association. “With a capacity utilization of about 90 percent, we will then return to the pre-corona level.” The president of the country’s Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga), Lars Schwartz, was also cautiously optimistic about early summer. “The pre-booking situation is very good so far,” he said. “There are still places available all over Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.” Entrepreneurs are glad that a business can be run almost without the restrictions of Corona. “We are looking forward to a normal start to the season,” said Knut Scheffer, president of the Rügen Tourism Association.
Hamburg: The end of the compulsory examination for all students
Corona rules have been relaxed again in Hamburg schools. Today there are no rapid tests – even for all schoolchildren who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered. Hamburg follows the other federal states. According to School Senator Ties Rabe (SPD), school students and teachers can still be voluntarily tested twice a week. The senator asked schools to continue to offer a test offer for this purpose.
EU relaxes mask-wearing rules at airports
From today, mask-wearing on planes and airports will no longer be mandatory in the European Union. This goes back to a decision made last week by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and the European Union Health Authority (ECDC). However, the mask still protects well from the transmission of the Corona virus. The EU’s recommendation to the 27 member states does not mean that air traffic masks will be automatically canceled across Europe. Instead, it continues to exist as national corona rules mandate mask-wearing on public transportation. This is the case in Germany, for example. Recently, for example, the Cockpit Pilots Association and Federal Transport Minister Volker Wessing in Germany called for the mask requirement to be removed in air traffic.
Lower Saxony: infection rate 596.1
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) did not report any new infections for Lower Saxony in the morning because the state did not report any numbers to the RKI over the weekend. The seven-day infection rate, that is, the number of new infections per 100,000 residents within one week, is 596.1.
RKI reports 2,305 new infections – infection drops to 439.2
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 2,305 new infections in 24 hours. This is down by 1,045 cases from Monday a week ago, when 3,350 cases of corona were reported. The nationwide seven-day infection rate fell to 439.2 from 452.4 the day before. No other deaths related to the virus have been reported. The number of reported deaths remains at 137,499. However, many federal states do not report at all or do not fully report to the RKI at the weekend. The numbers published on Sunday and Monday are therefore very limited in terms of their significance.
Hamburg: Occurrence 478.2
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has recorded 849 new cases of corona in Hamburg. The seven-day infection rate is currently 478.2.
Since the social authority in Hamburg stopped publishing Corona data on a daily basis at the beginning of May, the NDR now publishes the current figures from the RKI in the Corona Index every day. The Hanseatic City Health Authority only gives an update on the occurrence of seven days and hospital use once a week – on Tuesdays. These data and values may differ from those of RKI.
Schleswig-Holstein: Schleswig-Flensburg region reports only
In Schleswig-Holstein, only the county of Schleswig-Flensburg handed over data to the state registry office at the weekend. Then, 123 new infections were recorded as of Saturday evening, just 24 hours later 82. The seven-day incidence value per 100,000 residents is now given as 638.9 cases – but it’s not very meaningful due to the state of the data. On Friday the value was still 700.1.
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Corona live tape starts on Monday
Good morning from the NDR.de editorial team! Through our live tape, we would like to inform you today – on Monday, 16 May 2022 – of the effects of the Corona pandemic in northern Germany. Here you will find all the important news as well as content from NDR radio and TV programmes.
Note: The coronavirus live tape took a breather this past weekend. Information on the state of the epidemic was still available on Friday.
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